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HI All... I was just given this press release from GM to post on our site tonight.


FOR RELEASE: 2005-02-25

Chevy SSR Returns To Pace The Field In NASCAR


SSR To Pace 20 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Events Starting With The Auto Club 500
This Weekend


DETROIT - A Chevrolet SSR will perform pace duties for the Auto Club
500 at California Speedway on Sunday, Feb. 27, and continue those
duties for a total of 20 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup races this season. This
weekend will be the first time the Chevy SSR, a unique blend of an
open-air roadster with pick-up truck functionality, will pace the field
during the 2005 race season.


"The Chevrolet SSR pace vehicle makes a bold statement on the
track-just like our Chevy NASCAR drivers," said Brent Dewar, Chevrolet
general manager. "Pacing the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup series provides a good
opportunity to showcase the unique style and performance of the SSR,
which now offers 390 horsepower."


The 2005 Chevy SSR pace vehicle has a four-color paint scheme with a
"Sling Shot Yellow" nose blending into hot orange and "Torch Red"
racing flames throughout the body and ultimately transitioning to a
"Kinetic Blue" truck bed. The event logo for each race will be featured
on both door panels with a red Chevy bowtie displayed on the hood.


The Chevy SSR pacing the field is nearly identical to the vehicles
available in dealer showrooms. The production version of the 2005 Chevy
SSR offers a new 6.0-liter LS2 small-block V-8 engine with 390
horsepower and the option of a six-speed manual transmission, which
delivers a 0-60 mph time of 5.29 seconds. The SSR includes the standard
one-button, power-operated retractable hardtop that stows vertically
and out of sight in its own compartment without reducing cargo carrying
capacity. The 2005 SSR starts at $42,555.


As the Official Pace Vehicle of NASCAR, Chevrolet will perform pace
duties for 60 NASCAR events in 2005, including 28 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup, 17
Busch Series and 15 Craftsman Truck Series races, featuring vehicles
such as Corvette, Monte Carlo and Silverado.


General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), the world's largest automaker, has
been the global industry sales leader since 1931. Founded in 1908, GM
today employs about 324,000 people around the world. It has
manufacturing operations in 32 countries and its vehicles are sold in
200 countries. In 2004, GM sold nearly 9 million cars and trucks
globally, up 4 percent and the second-highest total in the company's
history. GM's global headquarters are www.gm.com.
 

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Marc;

We need to get some pictures of that bad boy ASAP.
 

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Sharp looking SSR

Hi Scott,

Glad you liked the photos... so what did you think of the front spoiler and the molded running boards? Sharp looking indeed! :thumbs
 

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That is one nice paint scheme, love the way it fades and how the boards blend right into the truck body. Hubby doesn't like the front spoiler, says it takes away from the bulldog look. I think it is done well but makes it look to much like a car, not a truck but again that paint is fine indeed.
 

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PLEEEEEEEEZZZZE tell me the molded running boards are a future accessory!!!

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That looks sweet.
On the pace car I saw at Daytona a couple features that were added on that one were extra lights on the roof and cargo cover. You can see pics here Also, not in the pics, the seat belts were really beefed up. Twice the width and a big buckle.
I like the spoiler.
 

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ground effects

Now that's what i'm talkin about!!! :party . The side ground effects are just what I was looking for. The front air dam should be smoothed in a little more, but hey, I can do that myself.
I need more info on the ground effects Marc. Mine will be going in the shop soon and these are two mods I would like to add to the custom paint that is going to be on it.
 

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I would have to agree with Wildcat on this one. I prefer the clean look of the sculpted front end. I love the paint job!!! Thank you sooooo much for posting the update. Can't wait to see them at the races. :party

Note: I use mine as a daily driver. That beautiful front scoop/spoiler would pick up all of the road debris and rock chips and be a zaino nightmare.
 

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Thanks for the pictures and the news release. Just finished watching the race and the SSR got a lot of TV time with all of the yellows. Good exposure for a neat Truck!!!!!!!!! :thumbs
 

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BlastfromPast said:
PLEEEEEEEEZZZZE tell me the molded running boards are a future accessory!!!

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FUZZY said:
Now that's what i'm talkin about!!! The side ground effects are just what I was looking for. The front air dam should be smoothed in a little more, but hey, I can do that myself.

I need more info on the ground effects Marc... Mine will be going in the shop soon and these are two mods I would like to add to the custom paint that is going to be on it.
HI All,

I just sent Bob Walczyk an email this morning telling him about some of our replies to the Official Pace SSR photos that I posted over the weekend. I asked Bob about the molded running boards and the front end spoiler as an accessory for future SSRs and here was his reply back to me.


We like it too, and as always are working to find a way to add such excitement to our production vehicles to keep them fresh. We add such things like these to pace vehicles and show vehicles, precisely to gain customer interest. That is why we do them.

As of now, these are one off parts and are therefore not for sale.

Thanks again for your enthusiasm.


It was great to hear back from Bob so quickly... :thumbs unfortunately they aren't in the process of being made up as an accessory just yet. Perhaps someone will make those parts available in the near future.
 
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